Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Man’s Best Cure

Let me tell you a little about my dog Dixie. Dixie is a German Shepard/Coon hound mix that we adopted from an animal shelter in 1998.  Dixie soon became a member of our family which included my husband (who suffers from PTSD) our other dog Simba a Chow-Chow/North Timberland wolf mix and of course myself. Continue Reading “Man’s Best Cure”

Health/Beauty Mental Health/Wellness

Get A Grip on Stress! (Part 4 – Chemical Stress)

WARNING! The following article identifies common sources of chemical stress. Unfortunately, these chemical stressors may be some of your favorite foods, beverages, personal care products, and medications. All I ask is that you DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER! I’m only sharing what I’ve learned from years of observing, reading and doing countless hours of research. IfContinue Reading “Get A Grip on Stress! (Part 4 – Chemical Stress)”

Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Life among the Horses

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with horses.  I couldn’t begin to put into words where or how this fascination first developed, but it’s been a life long love of all things horse related.  I’ve never owned a horse, I’ve never had a horse that was considered mine or myContinue Reading “Life among the Horses”

Health/Beauty Mental Health/Wellness

Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 3 – Physical Stress)

Look down at your hands. See them? That’s all you’ve got…two hands. Two hands to do your household’s daily tasks. Tasks that are usually done by four hands. Tasks like cooking, cleaning, laundry, taking care of the kids, yard work, home maintenance, walking the dogs, washing the cat, etc. It’s overwhelming and sometimes you feel like giving up, but you don’t. Because youContinue Reading “Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 3 – Physical Stress)”